Variety: Cape Gooseberries/Goldenberries



  • 3039 physalis/cape gooseberry/ground cherry
Cape Gooseberries/Goldenberries

Variety Overview

Smooth-skinned and golden yellow, cape gooseberries are about the size of a large grape. The flesh is sweet and juicy with edible seeds, encased in a thin, papery husk. They can be used in the same way as a tomato. Cape gooseberries are sometimes called a ground cherry, goldenberry or physalis.


  • Specialty Berries
  • Berries
  • Cape gooseberries can be sold with or without their thin, papery husk, which is yellow-green to light brown. The berries themselves are round, smooth and a golden yellow, about the size of a small cherry tomato. 

  • Golden; sweet and juicy

  • Tart and tropical, with hints of mango and pineapple

  • About the size of a small cherry tomato

  • Golden yellow

  • Round

  • Yes
  • Numerous small, edible seeds

  • Year-round, peaking in late summer and fall

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